NATHAN MEDLEY is an emerging, new-generation American countertenor, equally at home on the operatic and concert stages, performing repertoire ranging from early and baroque music to contemporary. He sang Countertenor 3 in the premier of John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary in 2012 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel and in the staged version by Peter Sellars in 2013, which toured to Lucerne, Switzerland, and London. He has sung further performances at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at the Ravinia Festival, and, most recently, with English National Opera.
His operatic roles include Athamus in Handel’s Semele, Ottone in Handel’s Agrippina, Le Peinture in Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissant (Boston Early Music Festival), Dema in Cavalli’s L’Egisto, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, winning praise from Cleveland critics for an interpretation “sung with baroque perfection.” He has appeared with Opera Omaha, Pacific MusicWorks, Mercury Baroque, Seraphic Fire, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Miami Bach Society and Dayton Bach Society. He frequently performs in recitals and oratorios including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. John Passion, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Carissimi’s Jephta. He is a core member of the ensembles Echoing Air and Vox et Digitas.
Forthcoming engagements include a return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic to perform Olga Neuwirth's Hommage a Klaus Nomi, the roles of Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Speranza in L’Orfeo for the Boston Early Music Festival, and additional performances of Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary in Strasbourg, Cologne, Stockholm, St. Louis, and New York.